Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Valentine's Day Wish

Marc Chagall - Fleurs sur fond rouge - circa 1970

For all who love and are loved in return and those who seek a chance at love ... may you all have a happy Valentine's Day.


K9 said...

i love chagall!! he taught me the freedom from proportion and perspective. happy valentines to you, sweet dianne.

dianne said...

Thank you dear K9

I love the works of chagall myself, I have many favourites, he throws away convention and uses the space to place people, animals and objects where he chooses.
I thought this one was especially nice for Valentine's Day, with so much red for the warmth of love, the girl looking at her flowers and the red roses in the floral arrangement.
I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day too sweet girl. xo ♡

dianne said...

K9 dear, I meant the couple looking at the flowers and the other figure at the top left side of the painting, there is always something more to see when you look closely at chagall's art. ♡

foam said...

happy valentine's day, dianne. i love the chagall. and you are right. the warm reds suit valentine's day and also suit your blog.

dianne said...

Hello my dear Foamy
I was just coming over to wish you a very happy Valentine's Day, you and Mr Foam but you came here first. :)

I'm so pleased you like the chagall,to me it just felt right.

I hope it is a lovely day for you sweet friend ... nothing much happening here lol, but I wasn't expecting anything from some secret admirer. xo ♡

chickory said...

i think the Chagall where the person is on the back of a rooster and hugging him is the right valentine for me! ;-) happy VD!

dianne said...

I couldn't find that one dear Chickory ,but yes you would be happy with that one, I will keep looking, there are so many.

There is one where a bride and groom are sitting on the roosters back, it is titled 'the fiancees of the eiffel tower', that is a nice painting.

I hope your day has been good ... mine, just like any other, but thanks for your kind wishes. xo ♡

Shweta Tiwari said...

Thank you dear..
Happy Valentine's Day to you too
busy now a days.
will come back soon
take care :)

dianne said...

Thank you dear Shweta
for your wishes for Valentine's Day.

I guess you are very busy with your studies, I always look forward to your comments when you have the time.

Until next time, take care dear friend. xo ♡

Janice Foley said...

Greetings Dianne,
I have promised myself an afternoon to read through your blog and go in search of the films you have mentioned and to read some of your wonderful poetry. I have been so busy lately trying to paint some new pieces that I have forgotten how to relax.
I was recently introduced to the work of Jacques Prevert and although some of his work is quite sad I really like it. One of my paintings " Alicante" is based on his poem of the same name.
I will be back for that afternoon soon
Jan xx
Love the first red flower

Little Lamb said...

That's very pretty, thank you.

puerileuwaite said...

I get things out of perspective and proportion all the time, too. And yet so far: NO positive recognition for it.

A girl once sent me flowers at work for Valentine's Day. I felt uncomfortable and gay in front of my coworkers for the rest of that day.

Lesley said...

Hello Dianne :) I'm just popping in to introduce myself as I am now a follower of your blog. I'm a fan of Marc Chagall also.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Marc and I were good pals. We'd go drinking and wenching together when he wasn't painting.

dianne said...

Thank you dear Jan ,

I do hope you will return and read some of my poems, I am very pleased with some, though you will find that the inspiration for many was derived from personal sadness and longing ... but I am now reconciled with the idea of my loneliness as part of the journey of my life.

The top red flower that you admired is a Gerbera Daisy, they are native to southern Africa and a perennial which grows very well here in our dry climate,also in the northern hemispere in Spring and Summer or in a glasshouse in colder climates.
I had many inclucing this one but I'm afraid I watered too often and most didn't survive.
Now I just buy myself a pretty bouquet when I feel the need for some flowers indoors.

"Alicante" is such a lovely poem, it says so much in just a few verses, a visual poem and I can see that it would inspire a painting; I look forward to seeing your finished work. xo ♡

I haven't painted or drawn anything myself for such a long time, I must start again as it gives me so much enjoyment.


Une orange sur la table
Ta robe sur le tapis
Et toi dans mon lit
Doux présent du présent
Fraîcheur de la nuit
Chaleur de ma vie

(An orange upon the table
Your dress on the rug
And you in my bed
Sweet present of the present
Freshness of the night
Warmth of my life.)

Jacques Prévert

dianne said...

Thank you Lamby dear,

It is a pretty painting and I thought it was very appropriate for Valentine's Day.

I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day and received some lovely cards and flowers. xo ♡

dianne said...

Hello Puggles my sweet,

So nice to see you have returned, I hope all of your plans for the big event are running to schedule.

So you paint in the style of Chagall too, forgetting about all of the rules of perspective and proportion, yet you receive NO recognition?
I would love to see some of your art as sometimes I like to abandon all conformity and just be free from constraint... in my painting that is. :)
I would never send flowers to a man I admired for Valentine's day, well especially not at work as it may cause embarrassment...I think I would choose something more appropriate and personal.

I do hope you didn't overspend on your budget sending flowers to your many female admirers and I do realise there are many, I hope you had a great day. xo ♡


dianne said...

Hello Lesley and welcome.

Thank you, so nice of you to visit my blog and become a follower. :)

Yes I am a great admirer of the paintings of Marc Chagall, if you look at some of my earlier posts you will see some more of his art and many fine paintings by other artists whose art I admire. xo ♡

dianne said...

Hello Phossy my dear

You have certainly led an interesting life and according to previous comments have spent time drinking and wenching with a couple of other famous artists, the stories you could tell us. :)

I hope that you and Mrs Phos had a lovely Valentine's Day. xo ♡

Leovi said...

Love is beautiful when it is reciprocated

dianne said...

Yes dear Leovi , love is when it is reciprocated.

xoxoxoxo ♡